Analyst Ratings for Intel Corp. (INTC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. INTC had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

20 analysts declared INTC a buy, 2 issued an overweight rating, 15 issued a hold rating, 2 issued an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 2.

Several price targets were given for INTC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, implying a possible profit of 28.68 percent. The lowest price target was 29, implying potential capital losses of -17.07 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 4.64 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.78 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

INTC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 25.21 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of INTC is 0.6.

In the last 52-weeks, INTC has achieved a high of 38.45 and a low of 33.23. Today's price is 5.24 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.05 percent lower than its 52-week high. INTC has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The INTC value stock report compares INTC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $163.64 billion. INTC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.